What's it like to be on a pro team and head out to Majorca for a training camp? Well, it's a bit like this for the chaps on the Madison-Genesis roster.
Pete Hawkins is our guide through the day, and it goes pretty much like you'd expect, with the team relishing the sunny weather, long climbs and decent carrot cake that Majorca has to offer. After that it's a post-ride massage and dinner, where there's multiple temptations to be resisted if you want to come back lighter than when you went. All in all it's a bonding exercise as much as it's for training, and team manager Roger Hammond seems happy on both fronts.
Just like a winter training week for the rest of us then? Well, a bit. except for the bit where everyone nips to the bar for "just one" before bed and then suddenly it's 2am and the tequila's all gone. No? Just us then. Although having spent the evening with the team at IceBike, we wouldn't necessarily put that past them either...
Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.